London: Week 1.

I did it. I successfully managed to navigate myself to the end of my first working week in London and oh my, it's been a little eventful. It's been full on, there's been a lot to learn, a lot of emotions and a lot of new names to remember but I've loved it. I'm so excited to get properly started with my new job, I'm so determined to smash it and I can't wait to see what the next few months bring for me. 

I am, however, hoping that the weather cools down a little because 34 degrees on Wednesday was unbearable! I was v thankful for the office air con that day and actively avoided the tube. 

I haven't fully moved down here yet, and I'm staying with friends (and friends of friends!) for a few weeks, before spending a few months working between Liverpool and London until I can fully sort my sh*t out, basically. However, I have jumped head first into this whole moving thing and I've managed to find myself a beautiful (and Instagramable, obvs ;) ) room in a house share, managed by one of the best property agencies I've ever dealt with and I'm now a lot calmer and less freaked out about my full move in a months time. It's taken so much weight off my shoulders it's unreal.

I do keep having little 'wobbles', though. There's been a few times this week when I've thought about everything back home and I've felt totally overwhelmed and cried. It's a huge shift, a totally new lifestyle in a city that I hardly know, and every so often I'll convince myself that I can't do this. BUT, I have great friends who keep pushing me on and telling me that I've got this and then I'm normally okay... for another 12 hours or so at least haha!

I can tell the London way of life is going to take some getting used to, but for now, I've been enjoying having a little explore and taking photo's on my way to work and in between meetings. My new colleagues have already got used to this too. We went for a quick drink after work one evening, and one of the girls kept pointing out things and saying 'do you want to take a photo of this?'. I loved it.

How has your week been?



  1. These photos are gorgeous, I hope everything goes well and you get settled soon!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

  2. This is so exciting, I am so glad that everything is going mostly well so far! You'll definitely smash your new job! xo

  3. Lovely update girl! So sweet that people are used to you taking photographs already haha love it! I'm sure you'll get used to it soon lovely!

  4. I would love to be able to live in London for any amount of time really! It's so nice that you love your new job and that you figured out when and how to move etc.! Enjoy your time and I'm loving all your London pictures!
    Lea, xx

  5. I'm so happy for you lovely! It sounds very exciting. Can't wait to read more about your adventures. My week has been pretty amazing. I passed all of my exams so my Summer holidays can finally begin. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  6. I'm moving to London in 3 weeks time and I'm so nervous about it! I live in Glasgow at the moment and I know it's going to be such a big change. If you ever want someone to grab coffee with (and go on Instagram photo missions!) just give me a shout :)

    Lynnsay x

  7. Moving to London is quite a whirlwind, isn't it?! I felt exactly the same when I fist moved to the city, I have constant waves of feeling a little unsure and homesick, but you quickly get used to it! Let me know if you fancy popping out for drinks / snapping sessions! Immy x

  8. My week has been OK. I'm staying in London at the moment (with friends), so it's nice to see posts about what others are up to here. I haven't been able to head out and see the sights just yet, so seeing your beautiful photos is motivating me (too bad it's raining today). I'm glad the move is going well for you :)

    Gemma |

  9. Hoping that you settle into London life soon! Moving to a new city can be overwhelming esp one like London which is super hectic.. I'm sure you'll do amazing at your new job.. love the photos!


  10. SO proud of you Soph! It all sounds so overwhelming but also so amazing! Xxxx